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Full text of "One Hundred Tenth Commencement August 8, 1974 Savannah State College"



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THE CHIEF MARSHAL 

THE CLASS MARSHALS 

CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE 

INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE 

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

PROFESSORS EMERITI 

THE GRADUATE FACULTY 

THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY 



THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE 
AND THE OFFICIAL MEDALLION 

Observing the centuries.old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savan- 
nah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative 
of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club- 
shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained 
a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums 
and academic enterprises. 

The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from ma- 
hogany wood by Mr. Ernest S. Brown, Instructor of Industrial Arts. Dr. Lester 
B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built 
the Mace Stand. 

It is significant to note that the mace bears the official seal of the College and 
the motto of President Prince A. Jackson, Jr., "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"), 
which is his conception of what Savannah State College should be, must be, and is 
to all individuals associated with her. Dr. Jackson also wears a silver medallion 
which bears the official seal of the College and symbolizes the Office of the President. 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE 

HONOR STUDENTS 

AUGUST 8, 1974 



FIRST HONOR John J. Mock 

SECOND HONOR Charles M. Leeks 

THIRD HONOR Benny A. Tarber 

FOURTH HONOR Ilean Brookins 



Accounting Electronics Engineering Technology 

Benny A. Tarber *Ronald B. Newsome 



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*Ilean Brookins ♦"Charles M. Leeks 



Business Education Mathematics 

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Savannah State College, on July 1, 1974, established The Cyrus G. 
Wiley Distinguished Alumnus / Alumna Award to recognize outstanding 
Savannah State College alumni who have shoivn tremendous support and 
loyalty to the College and to show her appreciation for those alumni who 
become shining examples of the lofty ideals espoused by the institution and 
to recognize the achievements and contributions of such distinguished alum- 
ni. Nominations for these awards are made by a select group of faculty, 
staff and students who carefully screen each nominee or candidate before 
the final recommendations are submitted. The award commemorates Cyrus 
G. Wiley, the second President of Savannah State College and the first alum- 
nus to become President of the College. 

The Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumnus/ Alumna Award is the 
first honor of its kind to be given by Savannah State College to outstanding 
alumni and will not be given indiscriminately . To qualify to receive this 
award, the graduate or former student must have a strong commitment for 
providing continuous support to the College. The recipients must be in- 
volved in working for the improvement of their Alma Mater and in stim- 
ulating others to support her both morally and financially. The honorees 
must also be involved in community affairs and efforts designed to gen- 
erate the betterment of mankind. 

The College will recognize recipients of the Cyrus G. Wiley Distin- 
guished Alumnus/ Alumna Award at Commencement Convocations. 



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August a, 19r4 

Presentations by IS or man Benedict Elmore, M.A., 
Assistant Professor of English, Savannah State College 

Citations by Prince Albert Jackson, Ph.D., 
President, Savannah State College 



RUBY LEE KING, Preparatory Diploma, 1931, Normal 
Diploma, 1933, B.S., Georgia State College (now Savannah 
State College) , 1939, M.Ed., Atlanta University, 1951, Spe- 
cialist in Education degree, Columbia University, 1961: 
With unlimited warmth and great zeal, this distinguished 
daughter has served Savannah State College and educational 
enterprises in the Coastal Empire of Georgia with equal 
dispatch. Miss King served as a classroom teacher in Evans 
County from 1933 to 1935 and in Chatham County from 
1936 to 1974, with her last years of service being rendered 
at Florance Street School, which honored her as "Teacher 
of the Year," along with the Unique Dolls Socio-Civic Club, 
Incorporated of Savannah. The Savannah State College 
National Alumni Association, Asbury Methodist Church, 
the NAACP, the YMCA Membership Drive, and Zeta Phi Be- 
ta Sorority, Incorporated have been the prime beneficiaries 
of her dedication and talent: she has consistently held high 
office in all spheres and has served as secretary of the 
Savannah Chapter of the Savannah State College National 
Alumni Association since 1952. Unanimously, her fellow 
graduates agree that she most sincerely deserves this, their 
ultimate accolade. 

JOHN WESLEY MCGLOCKTON, Diploma, Beach-Cuy- 
ler High School, Savannah, Georgia, 1931, B.S. (Agricul- 
ture), Savannah State College, 1935: the Alumni Associa- 
tion, the SSC faculty and student body, and the Savannah 
community — all have shared copiously and fittingly in 
the achievements of this humble and dedicated alumnus. 
Neither the demands of the civic arena nor the rigors of 
a hectic daily schedule have diminished the scope of the 
activities of this loyal son of Savannah State College. Mr. 
McGlockton is married to the former Miss Lennie Gordon 
of Sandersville, Georgia, and he is the father of two daugh- 
ters: Yvonne and Barbara, both of whom are graduates 
of Savannah State College. He also has two grandchildren. 
Our honoree has been the perennial fiscal toiler and main- 
stay of innumerable and key committees, striving in the 
interests of this College. We, therefore, delightedly extend 
to him this supreme salute in behalf of all alumni of this 
great and hallowed institution. 

NORMAN B. ELMORE, SR., Diploma, Beach-Cuyler 
High School, 1937, B.S., Georgia State College (now Sa- 
vannah State College, 1941, M.Ed. (Educational Adminis- 
tration and Supervision), Atlanta University, 1950, Spe- 
cialist in Education degree, New York University, 1962: 
Acclaimed in his profession and distinguished in educational 
circles in Georgia and the Southeast, this multidimensional 
son of Savannah State College brought his pioneering ways 
to the Savannah State College National Alumni Association 
and the Savannah community at-large. A precedent-setting 
member of many influential circles in Savannah, ofttimes 
an officer of the Alumni Association, the American Red 
Cross, the Boy Scouts of America, GTEA, GAE, CCTA, 



CAE, the Savannah State College Athletic Association, 
YWCA, NEA, and the National Association of Elementary 
School Principals, and a persistent chairman of vital alumni 
committees. A member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 
Incorporated, Phi Delta Kappa International Fraternity in 
Education, and the First Jerusalem Baptist Church of Sa- 
vannah, Mr. Elmore is indeed an alumnus for all seasons. 
Having served as a principal in Jenkins County, Georgia 
from 1941 to 1949, our honoree served as chairman of the 
Department of Biology at Beach High School from 1949 
to 1953, prior to being named a principal by the Savannah- 
Chatham County Board of Education in 1953, serving suc- 
cessively at Maple Street and Robert W. Gadsden Elemen- 
tary Schools and currently at the Florance Street Elemen- 
tary School. Mr. Elmore is married to the former Miss 
Pauline Elizabeth Williams of Savannah and he is the father 
of five children: Norman Benedict, Irene E., Charles J., 
Paul J., and Clara Benita, all of whom have attended Sa- 
vannah State College. He is also the grandfather of four. 
It is with glad heart that his fellow graduates now, for once, 
extend him an accolade for striving toward the highest good. 

CLIFFORD E. HARDWICK III, Diploma, Beach-Cuyler 
High School, 1946, B.S., Savannah State College, 1950, 
M.Litt, University Pittsburgh, 1959, Post Magisterial Study, 
North Carolina Central and Atlanta Universities, the Uni- 
versity of Georgia, and the Mott Leadership Institute: schol- 
arly leader and administrator, brilliant orator, resourceful 
teacher, and compassionate counselor has committed him- 
self to the dignity of man, enriched American education, 
and lifted the spirit of our whole society. Mr. Hardwick 
has enjoyed a wide sphere of experiences, namely: Chair- 
man, Biology Department, Alfred E. Beach High School, 
1953 to 1961, first Black Supervisor of Secondary Educa- 
tion, Savannah-Chatham County Board of Public Education, 
1961 to 1968, and Director of Community Education, Sa- 
vannah-Chatham County Board of Education, 1970. Since 
1970, Mr. Hardwick has served as assistant professor of 
Education at the University of Georgia and Director of the 
Neighborhood Continuing Education Program of Savan- 
nah, Georgia. A few of his affiliations include: St. Phillip 
AME Church, the Alumni Association, the SSC TRIO Ad- 
visory Board, the SSC ESSA Advisory Board, the St. Vin- 
cent's Academy Board, St. Mary's R. C, School Board, the 
St. Pius X Center Board, the Red Cross, Phi Delta Kappa 
International Fraternity in Education, the Greenbriar Chil- 
dren's Center Board, the Boy Scouts of America, the Alpha 
Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, and several select com- 
mittees commissioned by the Mayor of the City of Savan- 
nah, Mr. Hardwick is listed in Who's Who in American 
Education, Outstanding Personalities of the South, Com- 
munity Leaders of America, and Creative and Successful 
Personalities of the World. He has been the recipient of 
the Model Cities Recognition, Citizen of the Day and Alpha 
Phi Alpha Man of the Year Awards. Mr. Hardwick is mar- 



ried to the former Miss Beautine Williams of Savannah, he 
is the father of two children, and has been twice honored 
as a grandfather. His peers, the members of the Alumni 
Association, here honor him for his diplomacy and for his 
commitment to just and honest causes. 

BENJAMIN F. LEWIS, Diploma, Beach-Cuyler, B.S. 
(Cum Laude), Savannah State College, 1952, Post Bacca- 
laureate Study, New York University, current enrollee. the 
Savannah Branch, the John Marshall Law School: His in- 
ventive, ever-probing, and inquisitive mind has led him 
into all paths and crossroads of the educational-socio-civic 
arena. He has developed the theory over the years that men 
and women must have a marriage of fine ideas and solid 
opportunities in order to forge new vitas for posterity to 
tutor. He has applied the rigorous language of positive 
action to all significant fronts and causes with which he 
has engaged himself. This point was never more clearly 
articulated as he worked for the United States Postal Service 
for a period of thirty years, rising through the ranks from 
a substitute letter carrier to become the first black super- 
visor in Savannah, and then to an appointment as Equal 
Employment Opportunity Coordinator for Florida, Georgia, 
North and South Carolina, and ultimately as Acting Equal 
Employment Specialist in the United States Post Office 
Headquarters in Washington, the District of Columbia. Mr. 
Lewis has further demonstrated his commitment to change 
through his work with the American Legion, the NAACP, 
the Association of Directors of the YMCA, the Falcons, In- 
corporated, the American Red Cross, the Alpha Phi Alpha 
Fraternity, Incorporated, the Savannah State College Na- 
tional Alumni Association of which he is the vice president, 
the Frank Callen Boy's Club, and the Board of Directors 
of the Savannah State College TRIO Program. His charis- 
matic leadership was instrumental to his being named to 
the Board of Directors of the Savannah Chapter of PUSH 
(People United to Save Humanity) and Chairperson of the 
Savannah Area Equal Employment Opportunity Council. 
Mr. Lewis is a member of the Saint John Baptist Church 
where he serves as a member of the Pastors Aid Club, the 
Board of Deacons, the E. 0. S. Cleveland Memorial Founda- 
tion. He is married to the former Miss Nadine Cleveland 
of Savannah and has one daughter. Benjamin F. Lewis is 



an exemplar. It is most appropriate, therefore, that he now 
receive this high award from those who are proud to call 
themselves his fellow alumni. 

JAMES 0. THOMAS, JR., B.S., Savannah State College, 
1956, Post Baccalaureate Study, George Washington Uni- 
versity (Law), the University of California at Berkley (An- 
thropology and Social Science I : He always distinguished 
himself as an undergraduate student by his eagerness to 
share of himself and his substance and by his ability to 
generate rapport and esprit de corps both among his peers 
and the faculty alike. James Thomas' talents paved the way 
for his being named to the Collegiate Who's Who and his 
receiving the Gold Medal of Honor and the Outstanding 
Achievement Award while matriculating at Savannah State 
College. A veteran of the United States Army, our honoree 
has distinguished himself as a Patent Examiner primary 
in Organic Chemistry with the United States Government 
since 1956. Oftentimes he renders service as a Consultant 
on Pesticides and their Effects on Ecology and for the 
United States Patent Office, in addition to his serving as 
instructor and lecturer for the United States Patent Office, 
in addition to his serving as instructor and lecturer for the 
United States Patent Office Academy and a member of the 
Sub-section on Agriculture of President of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. 
Joint Commission on Scientific and Technical Cooperation. 
Mr. Thomas also served as Assistant Secretary for Science 
and Technology for the Department of Commerce, 1969 to 
1971. He is the recipient of many awards, including one 
given by the United States Patent Office. He also serves 
on many regional, national, and Federal boards, foremost 
of which are the Capitol View Development Corporation, 
the Federal City Housing Corporation, the District of Co- 
lumbia Federation of Civic Associations. Our honoree is 
affiliated with the Urban League, the NAACP, the Prince 
Hall Masons, and the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incor- 
porated of which he is a Life Member. Currently, James 0. 
Thomas, Jr. is the President of the Savannah State College 
National Alumni Association. He is married to the former 
Miss Jackquelyn Seward and he is the father of two chil- 
dren. A warm person, a generous leader of men, and an 
acclaimed expert in his profession, James 0. Thomas has 
been tapped for this supreme honor by all Savannah State 
College alumni. Because he is held in such great esteem, 
they extend to him this high honor and recognition for his 
being "yeoman of the guards." 



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Savannah State College, on March 25, 1972, established The Major 
Richard R. Wright Award of Excellence whereby alumni, members of the 
community, and corporations are chosen by a jury appointed by the 
President to be honored for outstanding repute as leaders in their respec- 
tive fields of endeavor. Nominations for the honor are made by the 
alumni, the student body, and the faculty. The Award commemorates 
Major Richard R. Wright, the first President of Savannah State College. 

To qualify to receive this Award, an alumnus, a member of the com- 
munity, or a corporation must have worked constructively to change the 
pulse of the community for the better. The parties cited must have used 
innovative approaches in opening new avenues of awareness for the in- 
dividual and society as a whole. The honorees must have utilized 
scholarly means which address the needs of the public and attempt to 
improve the human condition. Recipients of this Award must be eclectic 
thinkers who have proven themselves able to transcend the false pride 
that tempers self-aggrandizement. 

The Major Richard R. Wright Award of Excellence will not be given 
injudiciously. Those parties that receive the Award will be noted for their 
expertise in social, educational, and civic arenas. 

The College will recognize recipients of the Major Richard R. Wright 
Award of Excellence at Commencement Convocations. 

Since the Board of Regents does not allow any of the state colleges to 
confer honorary degrees, this Award is given by Savannah State College 
in lieu of them. 



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Presentations by Norman Benedict Elmore, M.A., 
Assistant Professor of English, Savannah State College 

Citations by Prince Albert Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., 
President, Savannah State College 



Assistant Professor Elmore 

BEN TUCKER, poll-winning bass player, publisher, com- 
poser, innovator in musical terminology, and present owner 
of Savannah's WSOK Radio Station, is a native of Nash- 
ville, Tennessee, who may be rightfully identified as a ne- 
ologist in musical composition. The son of a poor family 
from the Volunteer State, Ben Tucker forged ahead in spite 
of family pressure to become one of the top ten bass players 
in the country, and to gain international recognition for 
the award-winning jazz composition: "Comin' Home Baby." 
Erom these two-pronged experiences, he learned a valuable 
lesson: in order for one to survive in this world, he/she 
has to know something about economics or else facing sink- 
ing into nothingness. 

Realizing that Black-oriented radio stations were often 
shortchanging black people and that black people were 
entitled to more than just rhythm and blues and gospel, 
Ben Tucker nurtured the idea of one day owning a radio 
station that would address itself to economic, political, re- 
ligious, civic, and newsworthy foci of interest to black peo- 
ple on four fronts: local, state, national, and international 
scenes. Todav, this dream has come true as Ben Tucker 
tutors the black community via Radio Station WSOK in 
Savannah, Georgia. 

Mr. Tucker is a member of the Savannah Chamber of 
Commerce, the Board of the Chatham County Retarded Chil- 
dren's Association, the Red Cross, the NAACP, and the 
Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church. He is also Publicity 
Chairman of the Savannah Committee on Sickle Cell Ane- 
mia. 

Mr. President, I present a distinguished Savannahian, 
Mr. Ben Tucker to receive the Major Richard R. Wright 
Award of Excellence. 



President Jackson 

BEN TUCKER, you have lived your life according to 
the highest ideals of your profession. You have practiced 
civic responsibility and economic soundness in the grand 
manner. You have served Savannah State College and the 
community. For these and other remarkable reasons, I 
am happy to present you the Major Richard R. Wright 
Award of Excellence. 



Assistant Professor Elmore 

HOWARD NATHANIEL LEE, a recipient of the bacca- 
laureate degree from Fort Valley State College and the 
Master of Social Work degree from the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a living witness of ones becom- 
ing a dropout and being able to regroup himself in order 
to render viable service to mankind in the name of goodness 
and fair play. Born in Lithonia, Georgia in 1934, Howard 
Lee is the subject of a clearly cut and richly deserved suc- 
cess story. Ejected from the hallowed halls of Atlanta's 
Clark College because of poor scholarship, Howard Na- 
thaniel Lee was able to make that all-important comeback 
in the halls of academe, the public sector, and the political 
arena. He has served as Director of Youth Services, Em- 
ployee Relations, and the Office of Human Development at 
Duke University, and as an Assistant Professor of Sociology 
at North Carolina Central University at Durham. 

Ever an energizer of people and of forces, Howard Lee 
is a member of the Southern Regional Council, the National 
Association of Social Workers, the North Carolina Heart 
Association, and the National Conference on Social Wel- 
fare. He has received many awards and has written and 
published widely on several subjects. He has been awarded 
the Doctor of Laws degree by Shaw University, Raleigh, 
North Carolina. 

A devout family man, Mr. Lee is married to the former 
Lillian Wesley of Savannah and he is the father of three 
children. 

Always a champion of the common man and a promoter 
of civic and political responsibility, Howard Lee has three 
times been elected Mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 
each time winning the mayoral position by a high margin 
of victory. 

Mr. President, I present an enforcer of the rights of 
man, the Honorable Howard Nathaniel Lee, Mayor of Chapel 
Hill, North Carolina, to receive the Major Richard R. 
Wright Award of Excellence. 

President Jackson 

HOWARD NATHANIEL LEE, in recognition of your 
courageous leadership, your concern for the common man, 
and your devotion to truth and duty, I extend our heartiest 
congratulations and best wishes, and I am happy to present 
you this token of esteem and to welcome you into the circle 
of those distinguished peers who have been given the Major 
Richard R. Wright Award of Excellence. 



ORDER OF EXERCISES 

'ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "God of Our Fathers" George W. Warren 

Coleride A. Braithwaite, Ed.D., Organist 

INVOCATION The Reverend Lawrence McKinney, M. Div. 

Pastor, First African Baptist Church 
Savannah, Georgia 



SELECTION : "I Talked to God Last Night" David W. Gui 



uion 
Mrs. LaFonde W. McGee, Soprano 

THE CYRUS G. WILEY AWARDS Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President 

THE MAJOR RICHARD R. WRIGHT AWARDS Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. 

INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS The Honorable Howard N. Lee, LL.D. 

Mayor, The City of Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

SELECTION: "Oh, What A Beautiful City" Edward Boatner 

Mrs. LaFonde W. McGee 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: 

Division of Business Administration Olest Carver Byrd, Ph.D. 

Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D. 

Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. 

Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. 

Division of Social Sciences Elmer J. Dean, Ed.D. 

Division of Technical Sciences Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D. 

CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. 

Assisted by Dean of the College Thomas H. Byers, Ph.D. 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE GRADUATE DEGREES James A. Eaton, Ed.D. 

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies 
Armstrong State College and Savannah State College 



CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES 



ALUMNI INDUCTION 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



Henry L. Ashmore, Ed.D. 

President, Armstrong State College 

Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. 

President, Savannah State College 

James 0. Thomas, B.S. 

President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association 

Washington, D. C. 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN J. Randolph Fisher — Hillary Hatchett 



BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams, M.Div. 

THREE-FOLD AMEN 



College Minister 



**RECESSIONAL: "Triumphal March" (from "Aida" ) Giuseppe Verdi 

* The audience is requested to remain seated. 
* * The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. 



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DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Accounting 

Jacob Edward Harmond Savannah 

Renee W. Jackson Savannah 

Jerome Johnson Adel 

Shirley Walker Peek Savannah 

Dorothy Roberts Midway 

Benny A. Tarber Savannah 

Evelyn M. Turner Savannah 



General Business Administration 

Ilean Brookins Sparta 

Danny Odell Burke Colquitt 

Benjamin E. Bush Savannah 

Gwendolyn Campbell Savannah 

Donerall Reginald Deadwyler Savannah 

Terry G. Frazier Savannah 

Jimmiee' Lewis Gaulden Savannah 

Vivian Green Jackson 

Genora T. Hamm Elberton 

Lou Arie Jenkins Savannah 

Andrew M. Mallard Jesup 

Gwendolyn Marie Moore Savannah 

Junial Moore Savannah 

Russell Moore Savannah 

Napoleon McClary Lyons 

Janice M. Norman Elberton 

Veronica Oliver Savannah 

Miriam A. Rodney Savannah 

Raymond Simmons Savannah 

Annie A. Smith Savannah 

Monica Stewart Savannah 

Virginia G. Thomas Savannah 

Frankie Lee Thompson Augusta 

Levi Webb Savannah 

Carolyn E. Williams Savannah 



Management and Marketing 

Barry D. Brooks Thomson 



DIVISION OF EDUCATION 
Elementary Education 

Betty Jean Crawford Savannah 

Joe William Edwards Savannah 

Janis M. Gaither Atlanta 

Jerolene Griffin Brunswick 

Miriam Elaine Hunter Atlanta 

Walter Lee Savannah 

Lana Shavers Parker Savannah 

Dorothy Phillips Savannah 

Ronald A. Smoak Savannah 

James Ervin Stephens Savannah 

Mary Lou Wimberly Camilla 

Gwendolyn Sharp Woods Warner Robins 

Secondary Education 

Eunice Ernestine Brown Savannah 

ENGLISH EDUCATION 

William Harrison Brown Savannah 

TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION 

Martha Fleming Savannah 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

Ola Holmes Savannah 

BUSINESS EDUCATION 

James Louis Jenkins Vidalia 

ENGLISH EDUCATION 

Brenda Joyce Jones Hartwell 

ENGLISH EDUCATION 

Sandra A. Jones Savannah 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

Paulette Johnson Kenner Augusta 

BUSINESS EDUCATION 

Luvenia M. Pearson Augusta 

TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION 

Vorise M. Peeples Barnwell, S. C. 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

Fred Reynolds Savannah 

INDUSTRIAL ART EDUCATION 

Delia Allen Robinson Savannah 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

Clara Knight Rouse Savannah 

BUSINESS EDUCATION 

Thomasina Scarver Savannah 

BUSINESS EDUCATION 

Dennis Lee Simmons Devereux 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

George Thomas Smith Savannah 

INDUSTRIAL ART EDUCATION 

Carolyn Wilson Snider Savannah 

BUSINESS EDUCATION 

Henry Lybrant Spivey Wadley 

INDUSTRIAL ART EDUCATION 

Valerie Geraldine Williams Savannah 

BUSINESS EDUCATION 



Health, Physical Education and Recreation 

Jack M. Luten Savannah 

Nadia Ann McKnight Porterdale 

Talkoy E. Peoples Savannah 

Dwight Jerome Pugh Bainbridge 

Biology 

Catherine Marie Clements Thunderbolt 

Joyce Bernadine Cooper Sylvania 

*Sheppard Talmadge Dalton Athens 

Yavonne Anita Dashiell Savannah 

Gregory Wendell Hunter Savannah 

Lloyd Johnson, Jr Savannah 

Bruce Dexter Walker Sparta 

Willie James Williams Savannah 

Chemistry 

Larry James Gordon 

Isreal Depriest Randall Savannah 

Medical Technology 

Earl Bostic Savannah 

Edith Gary Cordele 

Mathematics 

Terrance Jaudon Dykes Savannah 

Sonja Annette Gammage Atlanta 

Janice Lois Hillery Brunswick 

Robert Simmons Savannah 

Timothy Alexander Steele Savannah 

Etta D. Seward Savannah 

DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 
Criminal Justice 

Robert L. Adams Savannah 

Catherine Crenshaw Alston Charleston, S. C. 

Veronica Bennett Augusta 

Ronald George Bolden Savannah 

Barbara Carley Thomasville 

Kathy Laverne Godbee Savannah 

Denise Voncila Hall Decatur 

Lee Jones Savannah 

William Lipscomb, Jr Savannah 

Annie Laura Mathis Savannah 

Solomon Myers III Savannah 

Jimmy L. Noble Elberton 

Earnest Stephen Roberts, Jr Savannah 

* Absentia 



Criminal Justice (Continued) 

* Thomas Euric Sears Savannah 

* Dennis Lee Simmons Devereux 

Wilcher W. Spikes Vidalia 

Larry Cornelius Stanley Savannah 

Larry Clayton Williams Savannah 

Elizabeth C. Williams Savannah 

Sociology 

Betty Jean Wright Ball Savannah 

Eloise Wilson Bates Savannah 

Leroy Beasley, Jr Savannah 

Barbara A. Bryan Savannah 

* Janice Y. Burch Savannah 

Malinda Floyd Louisville 

Alfred Louis Howard Savannah 

Harriette Eathelle Jackson Camilla 

Donald Victor Jenkins New York, N. Y. 

Juanita Johnson Sparta 

Winston Lloyd Keaton Vienna 

Everett Kemp Savannah 

Jimmy Lee Lewis, Jr Rochelle 

Bessie Beverly McClendon Savannah 

Odessa McMullen Brunswick 

Dorothy E. Marshall Thomson 

Joyce Elaine Patterson Savannah 

Clarence Sams Savannah 

Shirley Andra Seward Baxley 

Annette Smith Columbus 

Gonzella Damon Trimble Savannah 

Willie M. Williams Savannah 

Jerome Woody Claxton 

History 

Johnnie Bush Savannah 

Lee Odell Hannah Savannah 

Charles Maxwell Leeks Lyons 

John Joseph Mock Savannah 

Willis Shellman Savannah 

Electronic Engineering Technology 

* James Leonard Bryant Macon 

Willie Conyers Bainbridge 

Ronald Betemoswen Newsome Savannah 

Mechanical Engineering Technology 

Cornelius Holmes , Savannah 

* Absentia 



THE JOINT GRADUATE PROGRAM OF 
ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE AND SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTER OF EDUCATION 

AND 
THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREES 

August 8, 1974 



MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

John Randall Blackston B.B.A. Degree 1970 

Daniel B. Jenkins B.B A. Degree 1971 

Hugh Oliver Nowell B.B A. Degree 1971 



Armstrong State College 
Armstrong State College 
Armstrong State College 



MASTER OF EDUCATION 

Business Education 

John Thomas Anderson B.S. Degree 1969 

Evelyn Robinson B.S. Degree 1965 

Dorothy Boston Wilson B.S. Degree 1963 

Elementary Education 

Birdie Moore Beard B.S. Degree 1959 

Delores Richardson Billups B.S. Degree 1966 

Woodrow Alexander Billups B.S. Degree 1967 

Maggie C. Blackshear B.S. Degree 1954 

Brenda Joyce Blake B.S. Degree 1969 

Theodore Brown B.S. Degree 1967 

Cecile Johnson Burke B.S. Degree 1962 

Juanita Marguerite Lavender Cogswell B.S. Degree 1947 

Betty J. Cohen B.S. Degree 1965 

Gwendolyn A. Collier B.S. Degree 1964 



Georgia Southern College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 



Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Fort Valley State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
South Carolina State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 



MASTER OF EDUCATION 

Elementary Education 

Lucile L. Collins B.S. Degree 1963 

Carole J. Eckes B.S. Degree 1967 

O'Hara English B.S. Degree 1967 

Joan W. Epstein B.S. Degree 1970 

Ethel Hardy Fisher B.S. Degree 1946 

Tom S. Golden B.A. Degree 1971 

Frances B. Gresham B.S. Degree 1946 

Jacqueline A. Handy B.S. Degree 1962 

Barbara Wilhite Heath B.S. Degree 1966 

Sara Jeannette Derrick Herring B.S. Degree 1949 

Rose Tatum Hines B.S. Degree 1967 

Martha J. Hogan B.S. Degree 1968 

Bonnie L. Johnson B.S. Degree 1972 

Louise Jones B.S. Degree 1957 

Lizzie Griffin Jordan B.S. Degree 1970 

Barbara Lawson Kennedy B.S. Degree 1965 

Gayla Weeks Kessler B.S. Degree 1970 

Sarah Hazel Kessler B.S. Degree 1968 

Earnestine Luverne Lang B.S. Degree 1953 



Savannah State College 
Hofstra University 
Athens College 
Armstrong State College 
Winston Salem Teachers Col. 
University of South Florida 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Georgia Southern College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Edward Waters College 
Savannah State College 
Armstrong State College 
Georgia Southern College 
Savannah State College 



Elementary Education (Continued) 

Henry C. Lawton B.S. Degree 1949 

*Gail B. Leddy B.S. Degree 1970 

Brenda Roberts Lovett B.S. Degree 1970 

MASTER OF EDUCATION 

Elementary Education 

Princetta K. Mincey B.S. Degree 1972 

Laura S. Mole B.S. Degree 1957 

Aubrey Singfield Mumford B.S. Degree 1972 

Sherbie Best Pendergraph B.S. Degree 1965 

Vivian Lonon Robinson B.S. Degree 1957 

Leeverest Eaton Rudolph B.S. Degree 1972 

Ida L. Sello B.S. Degree 1970 

Vivian E. Sheffield B.S. Degree 1963 

Teofilo Contaoi Sicay B.S. Degree 1963 

Larry Jack Smiley B.A. Degree 1972 

Alfred Joseph Smith B.S. Degree 1957 

James Fred Smith B.S. Degree 1962 

May Ann Smith B.S. Degree 1968 

Johnnie Mae Spaulding B.S. Degree 1956 

Roberta Billups Strong B.S. Degree 1970 

Bernice Bell Sweatmon B.S. Degree 1955 

Lottie Tolbert B.S. Degree 1953 

Janey Juanita Hardee Washington B.S. Degree 1957 

Annie Louise Williams B.S. Degree 1971 

Ruth Brown Williams B.S. Degree 1953 

MASTER OF EDUCATION 

English 

Ola Bryan B.A. Degree 1970 

H. Dean Buchanan B.S. Degree 1961 

Florence Adelle Williams Cawley B.A. Degree 1969 

Mathematics 

Howard K. Cohen B.S. Degree 1961 

Political Science 

Daniel Brantley B.S. Degree 1967 

Mamie Hart B.S. Degree 1953 

Edna Branch Jackson B.S. Degree 1968 

Charles Spann B.A. Degree 1973 

Katie Tindal B.S. Degree 1970 

Bobvet Cecil Williams B.S. Degree 1968 

Special Education: Behavior Disorders 

*Mary Brewer Amis B.S. Degree 1965 

Donald Blair Lowe III B.A. Degree 1968 

Rubye Eloise Mikel Nails B.S. Degree 1949 

Debra Prue Rawl B.S. Degree 1969 

History 

*Helen Cook Corder B.A. Degree 1970 

Jack Elliott Newton B.A. Degree 1970 

* Absentia 



South Carolina State College 
Georgia Southern College 
Savannah State College 



Savannah State College 
Savannah State Colege 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Georgia Southern College 
Armstrong State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Armstrong State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 



Savannah State College 
Georgia Southern College 
Armstrong State College 



Georgia Southern College 



Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Armstrong State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 



West Georgia College 
Knox College 
Savannah State College 
Georgia Southern College 



East Carolina University 
Armstrong State College 



MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPU MU NATIONAL 
HONOR SOCIETY 

Miriam E. Hunter John J. Mock 

Charles Leeks Bennie A. Tolbert 



MEMBERS OF ALPHA PHI GAMMA 
NATIONAL HONORARY JOURNALISM FRATERNITY 

Eloise W. Bates Solomon Myers III 



MEMBER OF KAPPA DELTA PI HONOR 
SOCIETY 

Miriam E. Hunter 



MEMBERS OF ZETA ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER 

OF 
LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON HONOR SOCIETY 

Bobby Adams Jimmie Noble 

Veronica Bennett Ernest Roberts 

Ronald Bolden Dennis Simmons 

Denise Hall Wilcher Spikes 

Lee Jones Larry Williams 



USHERS 

ALPHA PHI OMEGA 

GAMMA SIGMA SIGMA 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, 
To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. 
Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 
We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 
Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 
Help us know that life, short or long, 
Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 

REFRAIN 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 

Where grassy plains and palms abound, 

Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. 

We hail Thee, S.S.C. 

— J. Randolph Fisher 
Hillary Hatchett 



ACADEMIC COSTUMES 

Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval 
Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody 
wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable 
system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system 
which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, 
the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- 
shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates 
the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by 
presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for 
all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred 
on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn 
closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the 
wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part 
of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn 
open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet ; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. 
The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- 
demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down 
the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the 
college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and 
shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and 
three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made 
with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their 
degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may 
be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them 
by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer 
to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and 
tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American 
Intercollegiate Code is as follows: 

Agriculture Maise 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

Music Pink 

Oratory — (Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy i Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Science Golden Yellow 

Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- 
ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.